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Decision concerning an application for a detention order in Case B 3167-19

[2019-06-03] Uppsala tingsrätt

Uppsala District Court has dismissed the public prosecutor’s request to detain Julian Assange in his absence. A detention order would not be in accordance with the principle of proportionality.

The public prosecutor reopened the preliminary investigation on May 13, 2019 and applied for a detention order at the Court on May 20, 2019. The suspicion of crime is rape, less serious incident, in Enköping in 2010. 

The Court has, at a hearing today, decided that there is probable cause for the suspicion of rape, less serious incident, and that there is a risk that Julian Assange will fail to appear or in some other way avoid participation in the investigation and the following proceedings.

The Court has, however, found that a detention order would not be in accordance with the principle of proportionality. Since Julian Assange is serving a prison sentence the public prosecutor can proceed with the preliminary investigation by issuing a European Investigation Order.





Senast ändrad: 2019-06-03

För mer information kontakta:

Annika Steen
Domstolshandläggare
018-431 60 41
annika.steen@dom.se

Målnummer:

B 3167-19